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AP Top Business News At 7:30 p.m. EDT

The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds....

US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges
Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's heavy sell-off....

A Q&A with Wall Street's top psychiatrist on market turmoil
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to financial markets....

Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades....

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway exec about Fogle
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer....

Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains
NEW YORK (AP) -- It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday....

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T....

Gap to end on-call scheduling
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gap Inc. is ending its practice of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts following an inquiry from New York's attorney general....

Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets....

New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets....

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